I. adjective Date: circa 1878 impervious to sound II. transitive verb Date: 1919 to insulate so as to obstruct the passage of sound

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  • soundproof — sound|proof1 [ˈsaundpru:f] adj a soundproof wall, room etc is one that sound cannot pass through or into soundproof 2 soundproof2 v [T] to make something soundproof …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • soundproof — [[t]sa͟ʊndpruːf[/t]] soundproofs, soundproofing, soundproofed also sound proof 1) ADJ A soundproof room, door, or window is designed to prevent all sound from getting in or out. The studio isn t soundproof. 2) VERB If you soundproof a room, you… …   English dictionary

  • soundproof — 1 adjective a soundproof wall, room etc is one that sound cannot pass through or into 2 verb (T) to make something soundproof …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soundproof — soundproofing, n. /sownd proohf /, adj. 1. impervious to sound. v.t. 2. to cause to be soundproof. [1875 80; SOUND1 + PROOF] * * * …   Universalium

  • soundproof — 1. adjective Describing something that does not allow sound through. The contestant was placed in a soundproof booth so he could not receive help from the audience. 2. verb To make resistant to transmitting sound. We soundproofed the room so we… …   Wiktionary

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